BC Alliance for Healthy Living Society - Guaranteed Basic Income Discussion

On Tuesday, March 13th from 9:00 am to 11:30 am – please plan on joining the BC Alliance for Healthy Living Society at the downtown Vancouver Public Library for an engaging discussion on the prospects of a Basic Income Guarantee as a policy lever to reduce poverty and improve health outcomes.

The discussion will include presentations from experts who can explain the evidence in support of a Basic Income Guarantee as well as why it has faced opposition. We’ll hear about Ontario’s pilot projects that are currently testing Basic Income Guarantee in three Ontario communities to see the difference it makes in the lives of real people. We’ll also hear about some of the challenges with the current Income Assistance system.

Panelists include:
• Kwame Mckenzie, CEO of the Wellesley Institute and Special Advisor to the Ontario Basic Income Pilot
• Dr. John Millar, Member of the Minister’s Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction
• Jenna van Draanen, Board Member, Basic Income Canada Network
• Margot Young, Professor in the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia

Participants will be encouraged to share their own expertise on poverty reduction and insights on Basic Income Guarantee. We invite you to join in the conversation!

Deadline to register: Tuesday, March 6th Please RSVP to Brenda Bedford at bbedford@bchealthyliving.ca

Action on Guaranteed Minimum Income has not yet been approved by the MVA Delegates Assembly. We are in the research phase. If you are interested in Guaranteed Minimum Income you are encouraged to attend the event so you can learn more and report back.

WHEN
March 13, 2018 at 9am - 11:30am
WHERE
Vancouver Public Library
350 W Georgia St
Alma VanDusen Room
Vancouver, BC V6B
Canada
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CONTACT
Tracey Maynard ·
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Shari Laliberte

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